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Russian Cyber-Crime Market Doubled In 2011

It’s been quite a while since we’ve posted any news about Russia, so here’s an article which in some ways is quite scary. The global cybercrime market is being dominated by Russian-speaking nations and their activity doubled in 2011. It’s certainly a disproportionate amount of crime when you look at their population size. Cybercrime is […]

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Regional Trojan Threat Targeting Online Banks

Well it was inevitable really, I’ve noticed in the last couple of years Phishing e-mails have started to use targeted lists especially for banking sites and the next up of course is trojans developed for specific regions. A security company Trusteer (who makes Rapport) has done some research on this matter which has pin-pointed certain […]

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Scotland Yard Arrests Teenages For Involvement In Largest English Language Cybercrime Forum

It seems both the US and UK governments have been cracking down pretty harshly on cybercrime operations over the past two years. A number of ‘underground’ forums and cybercrime operations have been shut down including those involving botnets, carding and phishing. One of the big stories earlier this year was the Former DarkMarket Admin Facing […]

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Australians Propose ‘No Anti-virus – No Internet Connection’ Policy

So after a year of research and debate, what did the Aussies come up with? A policy to disconnect people from the Internet if they get infected by a virus.. Rather naive isn’t it? Plus if your ISP cuts you off, how exactly are you supposed to resolve the problem without a connection to do […]

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Cyber Storm II – US, UK & 3 Others Involved in Mock Cyberwar

This is pretty interesting – US, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are taking part in a fictitious cyberwar as an exercise to prepare and plan for sustained cyber attacks including some of which have actually caused power outages. I personally think it’s a great idea, I must have missed Cyber Storm I as this […]

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Police to Monitor Indian Cyber-Cafes

It seems India are getting serious about terrorist activities being co-ordinated via the Internet, they are starting to run extremely deep surveillance on many cyber-cafes in Mumbai. The solution appears to be some kind of ‘legal’ trojan system that will collect logs and send them to the police The Mumbai police will soon have khabris […]

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France Complaining of China Hacks Too

After the recent fiasco about the Pentagon being Hacked by Chinese Military another few governments have piped up with information about cyber surveillance by China. The latest is France. It seems like right now china has it’s fingers in many pies. France has become the fourth country to speak out against hackers in China following […]

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Money Lost Due to Cybercrime Down Again This Year!

It seems even though vendors are pushing their snakeoil harder than ever, the actual figures show that the money lost due to cybercrime has decreased every year for the last four years! Perhaps people are finally getting more secure, it’s not suprising with the advent of cheaper and easier to use intrusion detection and intrusion […]

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South-East Asia Vulnerable to Cyber Terrorism

Interesting to see this just a little while after Malaysia announced IMPACT, it’s anti cyber-terrorist task force.. IMPACT is its name, and making an impact in the battle against cyber-terrorism is its mission. Unveiled in Austin, Texas, the Malaysian initiative seeks to bring together governments and the international private sector to deal with increasing threats […]

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UK Could be Going TOO Far With Digital Laws

Types of activities that will become illegal under the proposed laws include making or supplying “hacking tools”- computer programmes or code that can help crack passwords or bypass security systems – and will be punishable by up to two years in prison. Isn’t this legitimate action for any security enthusiast, hobbiest or professional involved in […]

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